Monday, September 21, 2020

So sad. So angry!

Warning! This is just sad. If you're looking for pretty pictures, go away; come back tomorrow.

On the beach the other day, I met friends who took me to see a baby dolphin, dead, cast up on the shore. Fresh, but already more than half eaten.

As found

The entire tail end was gone, with only the internal organs remaining intact. From nose to base of flipper, he measured 11 inches. Still a baby.

What could have done this? That's a clean cut, with only a couple of Vs. He almost looks butchered. Not bitten.

Maybe the question should be re-worded: Who could have done this? Why?

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Unos amigos encontraron este delfín pequeñito tirado muerto en la playa. Toda la parte posterior ha desaparecido. Pero parece trabajo de un carnicero, no de animales reduciéndolo a mordiscos. Las cortes son regulares, limpios. Y los órganos interiores están intactos.

¿Qué, o mejor, quién habrá hecho esto? ¿Y porqué?




6 comments:

  1. was DFO contacted?

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    1. I phoned them just now, left a message. They're closed for today.

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  2. My bet is on orcas.



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    1. Would they make a clean bite like that?

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  3. Somehow sad regardless of reason, even if natural.

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    1. Department of Fisheries and Oceans staff person said it was possibly, from my description, a propeller cut.

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